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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ENERGY

    Book review: The Burning Answer, by Keith Barnham

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... patented in 1959; silicon solar cells first powered a calculator in 1978. Barnham finds it hugely significant that the US and Britain, the nations that principally developed nuclear technology, lag behind the world in renewable solar energy, whereas the leaders in the field are the three defeated nations of the second world war: Germany, Japan and Italy- all barred from developing nuclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1551901/book-review-burning-answer-keith-barnham
  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Deutsche Bank lends US$1b in Japan solar gold rush

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... 'we are interested in Japan solar and developing projects there but having difficulty getting finance from Japanese banks'," said Van Der Sande. Local banks tended to require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1549940/deutsche-bank-lends-us1b-japan-solar-gold-rush
  3. News - China - ENERGY

    Chinese scientists urged to develop new thorium nuclear reactors by 2024

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:42pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Call for thorium reactors by 2024 The deadline to develop a new design of nuclear power plant has been brought forward by 15 years as the central government tries to reduce the nation's reliance on smog-producing coal-fired power stations. A team of scientists in Shanghai had originally been given 25 years to try to develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452011/chinese-scientists-urged-develop-new-thorium-nuclear-reactors-2024
  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Timely Russian gas deliveries to China look far from certain

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Eric Ng

    ... the likely upstream development challenges and the fact that the gas would flow to nascent city gas markets, Wood Mackenzie expects 5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas supply via the 'Power ... Development of the Chayanda field, one of two supplying the pipeline, would be challenging because of lower density of the gas, which also adhered to underground rocks more tightly than gas in West ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1543249/timely-russian-gas-deliveries-china-look-far-certain
  5. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Thriving Chinese market spurs solar developers

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Thriving market spurs solar panel developers Solar developers around the world will install record capacity this year as a thriving Chinese market drives growth ... a two-year slump for manufacturers in the industry. State support for photovoltaic projects has seen installation costs tumble as the government speeds renewables development to curb pollution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1435841/thriving-chinese-market-spurs-solar-developers
  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Fixed prices for output from offshore wind farms hailed

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by Eric Ng

    ... needed certainty on returns for developers that will help them meet ambitious clean energy targets. New wind farms commissioned between now and the end of 2016 on inter-tidal shores- areas above water at low tide and under water at high tide- would be entitled to charge the power distributor a tariff of 75 fen per kilowatt-hour, the National Development and Reform Commission said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1536514/fixed-prices-output-offshore-wind-farms-hailed
  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Question marks on nuclear safety hang over mainland reactor

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... French firm Areva developed the next-generation reactor and utility Electricite de France (EDF) is overseeing the project. The two companies, controlled by the French state, need a safe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1536473/question-marks-nuclear-safety-hang-over-mainland-reactor
  8. News - China - ENERGY

    French say communication on safety measures at Taishan nuclear plant lacking

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:00am by Bloomberg

    ... twice as much electricity as the average reactor worldwide. France has a lot riding on a smooth roll-out of China's EPRs. The country is home to Areva, which developed the next-generation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536563/french-say-communication-safety-measures-taishan-nuclear-plant-lacking
  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Plans for natural gas projects predicted to fail

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:02am by Reuters

    ... of the natural gas export projects being developed around the globe will become reality as high costs and weakening gas prices torpedo those that until recently promised huge returns on investment. Large ... Mediterranean. But high development costs and low profit margins in the gas sector mean most of the projects will fail, said Royal Dutch Shell's director of projects and technology. "There ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1528905/plans-natural-gas-projects-predicted-fail
  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China Petrochemical targets China shale gas reserves

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Eric Ng

    ... and leads the industry in shale gas development, the mainland industry needs the expertise of foreign firms that have operated with great success in the US in the past decade to meet Beijing's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1533592/china-petrochemical-targets-china-shale-gas-reserves

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